This week I reviewed Latin’s Not So Tough from www.greeknstuff.com. Latin’s Not So Tough is a Classical Latin Curriculum designed for young learners. We received level 2, but they have levels 1-6 available.
The beginning levels start mostly with vocabulary lessons. Once you get to Level 3 you start with simple sentences, then all the way to Level 6 where you are writing and translating.
What’s the Cost? Each level is different, but the full set for Level 2 is $51.40. It comes with a Student Workbook, Answers Key, Full Text, Quizzes/Exams, Flashcards on a ring, Pronunciation CD or Cassette, and Classical Alphabet Books. Click here to see the Pricing for all of the Levels.
What did we think? It was a bit confusing to learn the same letters only with different names and sometimes different sounds as well. I think it would be better suited for kids who are a bit older and aren’t working on learning to read. I do like how the workbook is laid out, with plenty of review and practice. The curriculum relies heavily on flashcards which I’m not too fond of just because they are boring, but you can easily turn the review into more fun games on your own.
Latin’s Not So Tough is designed to be a self-teaching workbook oriented program, so if you are looking for something that is fairly easy for your students to work on independently then it would probably work well for you. They also offer a pronunciation CD to help you with anything that is confusing.
Disclosure: I am member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. GreekN Stuff provided me with a free copy of Latin’s Not So Tough to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.